The Likhts’amisyu are one of the 5 Wet’suwet’en Clan Groups. Since the last Ice Age we have governed ourselves on the ancestral territories without the influence of other Wet’suwet’en Clans or other Nations. For thousands of generations the protection and occupation of our lands have been central to how we derived our authority and sustained ourselves.
We are made up of three Houses: the Sun House; the Owl House; and the Twisted House. The Houses are lead by the Head Chief Smogelgem of the Sun House, the Head Chief Kloum Kuhn of the Owl House, and the Twisted House continues to be vacant of a Head Chief since the devastating disease epidemics which wiped out about 80% of our entire Wet’suwet’en population.
Today, the Likhts’amisyu are publically mobilizing to reassert our authority on our lands. We have shown unwavering support to the Unist’ot’en since they’ve started their campaigns to stop Pipelines and Mining on their lands. When the Gidimt’en started their Access Point Occupation we showed up to lend our unwavering support.
We will be entering a path of litigation and occupation on our Yintahs. A law firm has been retained to assist us with the litigation front. Costs for the litigation path will quickly accumulate. A prefabricated cabin is packaged and ready to move onto our territories.
We need to ensure that corporate and state plans do not infringe and threaten our ability to govern and sustain ourselves. We are looking for people who can assist us with our goals of fundraising for this endeavor.
Our mission is to slow the acceleration of Climate Change and to restore and protect the Biodiversity of our Region. We strive to continue to educate and alert people about the effects of oil and gas extraction on our biosphere. Our litigation team is poised to help us take the lead in enforcing and changing Environmental Laws so that it reflects the crisis in which we are all in today.